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Five Reasons UIndy Athletic Training is Great (according to Adriana Olivas)

Five Reasons UIndy Athletic Training is Great (according to Adriana Olivas)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at the University of Indianapolis accepts a new cohort of students every June. The UIndy AT program is small, with a close-knit community that shares a culture of family and excellence. Adriana Olivas is in her second year as an athletic training student at UIndy. She initially

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What if everything we know about aging is wrong?

Dr. Bill Thomas with guitar

On October 19, 2016, the University of Indianapolis will host Age of Disruption, a national tour that brings a radical new approach to growth and aging. The brainchild of Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, the Age of Disruption Tour will roll into Indianapolis in a

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Corey broke down educational barriers with UIndy iLEAD

Corey McGarrell Headshot

“Sometimes in education it’s easy to feel like you’re on island. The door closes and the bell rings, then you’re on your own.” Corey McGarrell is a social studies teacher at Lawrence North High School. In his tenth year of teaching, Corey was inspired to break down the barriers between his department and other areas

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Dr. Joycelyn Elders to talk about health disparities in visit to UIndy

Joycelyn Elders

When former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders addresses students, faculty, and the public as part of UIndy’s 2016 University Series and Katherine Ratliff Symposium, she will be speaking straight to the heart of public health. “Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Healthcare Issues in the Minority Community” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, September 29, in Christel DeHaan

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Sara Hemmick is a UIndy Athletic Training Entrepreneur

Sara Hemmick and her Myo-Fit Team

After graduating from the University of Indianapolis Athletic Training program in 2011, Sara didn’t go the traditional route of working for a high school, college, or pro team as an AT. She broke the mold by founding Myo-Fit Therapy–a manual therapy , rehabilitation and mobility education and service company with eight locations in the Indianapolis

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UIndy Schools of OT & PT offering Preview Visits for prospective students

UIndy Schools of OT & PT offering Preview Visits for prospective students

If you’re interested in a career in occupational therapy or physical therapy, you’ve likely already visited the websites for the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy or Krannert School of Physical Therapy. Now, thanks to Preview Visits, you have a chance to get an inside look at these two well-established and well-respected programs. Preview

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Meet Athletic Training Professor Craig Voll

A group shot of IATA presidents

By the time Professor Craig Voll made his way to UIndy’s Athletic Training Department, he was already a seasoned athletic training professional. Having earned an undergraduate and master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, Craig went on to work in such capacities as: Athletic Trainer with the Cleveland Browns Athletic Trainer with the Baltimore Ravens Professor

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New beginnings with UIndy: Rene Repar

New beginnings with UIndy: Rene Repar

Rene Repar was terrified before she started attending the School for Adult Learning at the University of Indianapolis. She went through a divorce after 23 years of marriage and had been away from the workforce and school for much of that time. Rather than continue to be paralyzed by the uncertainty of her new situation, Rene reached

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Kali Flores values her iLEAD Principal Preparation experience

Kali Flores values her iLEAD Principal Preparation experience

Four months after Kali Flores graduated from the iLEAD Principal Preparation program at the University of Indianapolis, she was hired as the Assistant Director for Special Education in the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. Not only was this position a step up in her career, it was a chance to pursue her passion as an educator.

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Gerontology capstone to focus on music and dementia

Gerontology capstone to focus on music and dementia

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Master of Science in Gerontology student Laura Haw will present her capstone project. Haw’s project, which is a culmination of gerontology coursework in her master’s program, is titled “Preferred music for patients with dementia: Reducing disruptive behavior and increasing well-being.” Inspired by “Alive Inside,” a documentary film on the topic, Haw wanted to study the

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How iLEAD helped a vice-principal find his passion

How iLEAD helped a vice-principal find his passion

Richard Benberry was a 13-year teacher when he really started to evaluate what the next steps of his career would be. Perhaps a move into administration, but he wasn’t completely sure that was the right choice for him. A conversation with a friend led Richard to the iLEAD Principal Preparation program at the University of Indianapolis. At the

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Jody earned her college degree with five kids at home

Jody earned her college degree with five kids at home

You might relate to Jody Miles—her life can get pretty crazy at times. She has five kids at home and a job as an executive assistant at Eli Lilly, so it’s fair to say she is on call 24/7. But when she felt the call to finish her degree, Jody didn’t back down from the

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New school year – Welcome!

It is the beginning of August, which means that school is about to start again. The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time, and this excitement can sometimes come with anxiety: Will I keep old friendships and make new ones? Am I prepared for the courses I am taking? Will I seize

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From the military to a college degree with the University of Indianapolis

lesley hopson graduating

Lesley Hopson didn’t grow up expecting to attend college. The Indianapolis native was one in a family of 11 and experienced severe poverty growing up. In order to secure her future, Lesley joined the Army immediately after high school. Lesley was initially placed in human resources, a field she greatly enjoyed. But to advance her military

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UIndy OT faculty to teach programs for fieldwork educators

UIndy OT logo

Students in occupational therapy programs, including the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis, complete a series of fieldwork assignments that provide both short- and long-term hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations. The professionals who supervise those students are fieldwork educators. This fall, two

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UIndy MBA Data Analytics in IndyStar

UIndy MBA Data Analytics in IndyStar

Currently, the University of Indianapolis MBA is featured in IndyStar’s sponsor story. The article features the program as Indianapolis’ first MBA to have a Data Analytics concentration. IndyStar interviews UIndy’s School of Business Director of Graduate Business Programs, Mr. Steve Tokar, and Dr. Jerry Flatto, Information Systems Professor. Due to the importance of data analytics

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UIndy success: Anthony went back to school and got his dream job

Anthony Davidson graduation day

“I can tell you that ever since I was a child, I have dreamed of working for a particular Indianapolis company,” Anthony Davidson starts. As he rode past the Eli Lilly Headquarters, Anthony would wonder what goes on in that fixture of the Indianapolis skyline. To find out, he would need a degree. And like

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UIndy OT faculty available at AOTA virtual fair

UIndy OT logo

People interested in learning more about careers in occupational therapy are invited to join the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy at a virtual education fair on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 3,

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UIndy OT faculty publish research on COPD, substance abuse, and telehealth

OT professor Dr. Beth Ann Walker

Three faculty members of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy have recently published research in peer-reviewed articles.  This research, on three widely varied topics, will advance the use of occupational therapy in helping people achieve and maintain healthy and productive lives. Beth Ann Walker, PhD, OTR, assistant professor, published “An Open-Access Review to

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UIndy gerontology professor puts forth strategies for livable cities

Dr. Baggett outside of Pontificia Università Urbaniana

Do you ever wonder what our cities will be like in the future? How will we support ever greater numbers of cities and towns, ensuring sustainable growth and healthy citizens? How we will create “just” communities, where all have a voice in planning and development, ensuring socially, culturally, and environmentally sound environments? How can we

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